Wow. I’ll be honest. I didn’t see myself really carrying through on this one. I have started so many journals in my life, written in them for about 3 weeks (and not even every day) and then somehow, they got stuck under the bed never to be seen again. Every time this happened, I promised myself it would be different next time. Haha. I am not sure what caused me to find motivation in this case; perhaps it is because I know there are some readers out there, and I feel the need to keep them up to date. Maybe it was because I didn’t want to be a quitter. In any case, this blog has been a success in many ways, but in particular it has certainly helped me reach the original goal of I had when starting up: to paint more often. I don’t think I would have painted nearly as often, especially after having a baby, if I didn’t have this blog. So, clink, (I have a half cup of cold coffee I’m using 🙂 ) thanks everyone for reading and sharing along with me.
I just wrote a post on resolutions and to be honest, I don’t have any for this blog except to continue on as I have been. I don’t get to post a new painting every post like I used to, but I have learned that writing about my process can be just as interesting and important. And a little bit done is always better than nothing! This year, I would like to feature other artists from time to time, so if you would like a little PR, just send me a comment or an email and we can make something exciting happen! Something else I am interested in doing, but don’t know if it would be interesting to you as readers or not, would be to write a bit here and there about my art inspirations, as in other artists. This would take a bit of research on my part, but I’m excited to give it a try. When I was teaching art once upon a time, I felt very “in the know” about the art world. But I have been away from that for awhile as I’ve been teaching other subjects, and I have felt a tug to get back into my love of art history. So, anyways, there’s my thoughts on what might happen in 2011. It will be another exciting year, I’m sure!
On a painting note, I DID finish a painting this week, but it was a commissioned work! (hurray!) And I hope to drop it off in the next couple of days. The images below are two concepts I did not end up using, but still like compositionally and colour-wise.